Haiti is a special country inhabiting the western third of the island of Hispaniola, a short 2 hour flight from Miami. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line. The Haitian culture is a mix of African and European elements as displayed in their language, music, and religion. The Haitian people are warm and welcoming, with a deep love for family and community.
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti killing over 230,000 people and leaving thousands of children orphaned. Prior to the earthquake in 2010, there was an estimated 380,000 orphans in Haiti. After the earthquake, that number doubled.
How We Help
Lifeline has been facilitating adoptions in the country of Haiti for over five years. More recently, Lifeline has also begun working in Haiti through the ministry of (un)adopted, working to care for the fatherless by means of orphan care.